Lot #7729 – Omega 2595.30 Seamaster Professional Jacques Mayol Apnea Watch
Estimate: $3,500.00 – $4,000.00
Start Price: $
Model: Seamaster Professional Apnea Jacques Mayol
Reference: #2595.30.00 or #2595.30 or #2595-30-00 or #2595-30 or #259530
Dial Color: Silver
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bezel Material: Stainless steel
Case Back: Solid
Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph display for a 14 minute free dive (the disks alternate between silver and red)
Band: Stainless steel Omega bracelet
Papers / Warranty card: No
Condition: The watch has superficial scratches and scuffing due to normal wear and age. Overall condition is good. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches. The box has wear throughout due to normal wear, age, and storage.
Special Notes: The Omega Seamaster Apnea was created as a tribute to eight time world champion free diver Jacques Mayol. The dial has seven circles, with each filled circle equaling a minute. The circles alternate between silver and red to measure a 14 minute dive. The hands were designed so they would not obscure the counter. The case back has an engraving of a free diver and a dolphin which is attributed to Mayol’s fascination with dolphins.
Last Know Retail (Approximate): NA
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